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Helmet cams

GoPro HD Helmet Hero Don’t let the quirky, retro looks deceive you, the Go Pro HD Helmet Hero is top notch technology: full HD 1080p at 30 frames per second and also 960p and 720p at 30 fps. If you want your action replayed in slo-mo, there’s a 60fps option in 720p and also one […]

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Spot Satellite Messenger

Spot – Backcountry Satellite Messenger and emergency distress beacon – works where your phone gives up trying. Even when you are miles out of mobile phone range, a Spot Satellite Messenger keeps you linked directly to the global matrix of GPS satellites, SMS and the web. It has three levels of communication, OK, Help and […]

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SteriPen Traveler

No need to run the risk of a bad case of the trots from bad water supplies – zap the bugs with UV light and safely sip away. Drinking water from a gushing mountain stream might seem tempting but finding a dead sheep further up the trail will signal the onrush of liquid bowel movements. […]

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Real-life applications: The business of making learning fun

The US Army’s recruitment efforts have come a long way from the iconic Uncle Sam “I Want You” posters of the first world war. America’s Army, an online video game that gives potential recruits a taste of military training, missions and a dose of American military philosophy, is one of the top five PC online […]

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In-game advertising

Medium is new home for message England are playing Brazil in the World Cup. It’s one-all, and then in the dying minutes England surge forward and score a spectacular goal. As the players celebrate an advertising banner comes into view and the victory is suddenly synonymous with that lucky company’s product; the type of opportunity […]

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When a job is kid’s play

Working on computer games is not just a job for nerds. Britain’s computer games industry is the third largest in the world. In the UK it’s bigger than the music industry and brings in more money than both cinema box office takings and DVD rental incomes combined. It’s a new industry that’s been growing fast […]

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Two can play that game

Hollywood and the games industry are getting closer than ever. Soon you may not be able to tell the difference. Audiences are flocking to watch Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers this Christmas, but computer gamers have been immersing themselves in the latest Middle Earth saga, The Fellowship of the Ring, since late October. […]

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